the Last Day - October 25th, 2009



I only had one opportunity this year to get away and hit the faires.  So I had a choice this year, for the Maryland and Pennsylvania Faires last days were on the same day this year (which is unusual).  I choose  to go to Pennsylvania for several reasons.  The Queen is the first reason.  I dunno what she is like in person, and when she isn't in character, but if her on-stage persona is anything like her real one, she'll get me there anytime over the King in Annapolis!  Other reasons:  the courtesy of the entire staff and the paved walkways, making it much easier to push around a wheel chair!

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is well located in (kinda) east-central PA, about 30 east of Harrisburg at exit 266 off the PA Turnpike, or about 20 miles north of Lancaster (and US30) on PA72

It's rather hilly, so make sure you have good walking shoes on, or a good charge on your wheelchair, as I've seen many people having theirs pushed to get out.  It's still rather easy to walk around, as much of the walkways are paved.  The site covers about 35 acres, with plenty of parking.

Normally, Daylight Saving Time disappears before the last weekend of the Faire.  However, since "they" extended it by a week, you don't get much of a chance to run around in the dark.  The Faire is open till 8pm, and the atmosphere takes on a completely different look once the sun goes down, especially after the time change and a chill is in the air.

       General scenes.       





               The Queen.

     Anyone see the rest of my band!

      Yikes, who let these guys in?

  Selling flowers before the Jousting started.

 Dunno where they're from, but I wanna go there!

  People hate me when I come around with my camera!

  Now remember, don't do the things we just went over, and you won't wind up like me.

  Looking up one of the main streets towards the entrance.

      My daughter with a few of the Faire's finest.

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